Doncaster Knights: ‘We’re ready to go’ - Griffiths

Clive Griffiths
Clive Griffiths

Clive Griffiths’ desk at Castle Park has been buckling under the strain of a pile of CVs this summer.

Knights’ director of rugby says the club has been inundated with interest from players wanting to join.

“We’ve had CVs from agents from all over the world,” Griffiths told the Free Press.

“It’s been a difficult process sifting through them all to make sure we get the right players in.

“But it shows you the regard this club is held in and how much players want to be a part of getting the Knights back in the Championship.”

The Knights kick off their pre-season calendar on Saturday when Sheffield Tigers visit Castle Park (1pm).

And Griffiths says his squad is raring to go.

He said: “It’s been a very long pre-season and it will be great to finally get a competitive game under our belts.

“The lads are keen to get going. The new faces in particular are desperate for a chance to impress.

“There’s going to be time for everyone to get a run out over these three pre-season games but we’ll try and give as many as we can some minutes against Sheffield.

“A lot of hard work has been put in on the training ground and it’s time to see how it translates into a game situation.

“We’ve managed to put together a good blend of youth and experience and I’m sure we’ll be there or thereabouts this season.

“It’s been tough because we’ve been determined to bide our time for the right sort of player.

“But I’m very happy with what we’ve managed to do this summer. I think we’re in good shape.”